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Joining In! Stoke


“Our focus is on creating a cohesive community network, whereby we can support groups and residents to assist each other in making Stoke a great place to live. “



The North Guildford Food Bank has been set up to provide temporary help for individuals and families in the Guildford area who are in need. Working alongside local agencies, churches, and community, we want to ensure that no-one goes hungry. We receive non-perishable food from local churches, schools and businesses to make food parcels. These parcels are given in exchange for a food voucher granted by various agencies including: Citizens Advice Bureau, Social Services, health visitors, Christians Against Poverty, children’s centres, Guildford Action for Families, Guildford Borough Council’s family support team and its community wardens, local schools, many Guildford churches, doctors’ surgeries, Vaughan House, Probation Service, CAMHS, Youth Support Services, Age UK Surrey. The North Guildford Foodbank also has branches in Park Barn (St Clare’s Church) and Merrow. Please note: evidence of the crisis may be requested.

Also, there is now wi fi at St Clare’s Church and three laptop computers for anyone to use for applying for benefits, searching for jobs, looking up training courses and so on. There is help and support for people when using the computers, while documents and pages can be printed out. The computers cannot be used for gaming or social networking.

If you are interested in helping in any way please call the number below.


Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

New Hope Centre, Larch Avenue, Bellfields GU1 1JZ (next to Christ’s College)

Also at St Clare’s Church, Cabell Road, Park Barn, GU2 8JW, Wednesdays 8.45am to 10.45am and Fridays 5.30pm to 6.30pm

And at the Bushy Hill Community Centre, Bushy Hill Drive, Merrow GU1 2UG on Thursdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm

07583 025435

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